Global Outreach Tanzania wishes to create a new computer lab at Tagamenda Secondary School, a local school within the Iringa Region of Tanzania. The school will receive 20 student computers, 1 instructor computer and a projector. Staff at the school will also be trained on how to use computers to better assist in the classroom for the students. Our aim is to be able to teach 100 students per academic year on basic computer skills. Thus expanding their future academic and career prospects.
The problem is that the world is shrinking. Globalization is taking effect and with it requires an increased awareness in technology. Most Tanzanians lack basic computer skills required to succeed in today's globalized economy. Too many students reach university without ever having touched a computer. We're trying to minimize this issue by reaching out to secondary school students to give them the tools necessary to succeed in their future endeavors.
This project aims to educate students where they are easiest to reach, at secondary schools. Lab managers use a hands-on approach making it easier for the students to follow along and learn. By educating students on basic computer skills we're giving them the tools to succeed. Learning basic computer skills makes young adults more competitive for university and the job market. All office jobs require the use of a computer as does university studies.
This project will educate at least 100 secondary school students per year on basic computer skills. These students will then be able to use these skills for the rest of their lives in future academic and career prospects. Administration officials and teachers at the school will also receive training as part of the program. This training will assist them in using computers for their everyday work tasks. Hence making staff more efficient, and able to provide a higher quality education environment.